Article 8189 of 25058 articles posted under "Safety First?"


Name: KYLE
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2012

I was reading some old stuff about rr ,s years ago,, they never had
track warrents for the m&w, they just went out and did the track work
on live tracks, with only a m&w flagman to make them clear up when they
heard or seen a train comming,, oh yes slow orders, back in the old days
from what i read, slow orders were a no no, that shit was repaired the
same day,, but lets not forget as back then on time preformence ment ON
TIME. Seems today most class 1 roads don,t care a rats ass about that
anymore, I talked with a old timer 90 yrs old, he told me that all
freight trains had a time sec, and that they got orders when starting
the run that you had to pass the towers at a certain time and if you
did not you got called on the carpet!

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